"Chicago Bulls" - star club with a rich history

One of the most renowned clubs in the history of the NBA is "Chicago Bulls". How to create a stellar team and who now defends the honor of the club from Chicago?

The history of the club

His first season with the club from Chicago (Illinois, USA) held back in 1966. In the history of the NBA is actually the third one team after "Pekers" and "Steeghs". Start was more than successful for beginners - "Chicago Bulls" have shown excellent results and were able to reach the playoffs.

All their home games "bulls" was performed on International Amphitheatre, and two years later began to play "Chicago Stadium." In subsequent years, the club was able to create such a structure, which showed a hard protective basketball. Stars of those years, around which was built the whole scheme of the game, were Jerry Sloan, Chet Walker and Bob Love. But despite the enormous efforts, "Chicago Bulls" never never reached the finals of the championship only once and became champions of their division.

The era of the Great Jordan

But the history of the club in Chicago has changed radically in 1984, when the team came to a young graduate of the University of North Carolina - American basketball legend Michael Jordan. He played the shooting guard position, and the coaching staff, "bull" has decided to build a game around a young talent. In the same season, "Chicago Bulls", the composition of which is augmented with Hakeem Olajuwon and John Pexonne, went to the playoffs, and Michael received the title of "Rookie of the Year." The following season, Jordan does not carry the full force of a foot injury and misses 64 games of the regular season. In subsequent seasons, the leader of "Chicago Bulls" sets performance record - 3,000 points and 200 steals in a season.

But the real success of the club comes with the purchase of another legendary basketball player - Scottie Pippen. In season 1989-90 becomes mentor Chicagoans Phil Jackson, who was destined to lead the team to the first title.

The first awards

Season 90/91's club finishes in first place in its division that happens for the first time in 16 years. Pippen scored optimum shape and became a member of "All Star Game", well, Jordan received the MVP Award for the second time in his career.

In the Eastern Conference finals for the "bulls" manages to finally defeat their opponents from Detroit, and the first time they will play in the NBA Finals. Opponent in the decisive game got complicated - "Los Angeles Lakers". "Chicago Bulls" almost defeated Club Magic Johnson and became NBA champion (4: 1).

Chicagoans Champions title given only in 1993, after leaving the club Michael Jordan. A great player made such a decision after the murder of his father. Since 1994, the club "Chicago Bulls" conducts all of its home games in the "United Center". "

Who is playing for the club today?

In season 2016/17 the club's got a new coach. In October of this post he was appointed Fred Hoiberg. Today, the colors of the club to protect:

  1. E'Twaun Moore.
  2. Tony Snell.
  3. Doug McDermott.
  4. Nikola Mirotić.
  5. Taj Gibson.
  6. Aaron Brooks.
  7. Jimmy Butler.
  8. Rajon Rondo.
  9. Dwyane Wade.
  10. Cristiano Phyllis.

The coaching staff, "Chicago Bulls" is betting on the younger generation, and I want to believe that the club will be able to again and again to get the highest award of the NBA.